I've started work on Harker's Squad and one of problems I have is that because they're all metal and I use bases with a solid plasticard top, I have to pin them all. Now, this is normally a long winded process requiring drilling holes in everything and glueing bits of wire here and there whilst avoiding stabbing yourself with your drill bit because you're pressing so hard trying to drill into the sole of the foot.
To be honest, it's all a bit of a hassle, so I'll show you an easier way of pinning metal models to solid bases that I picked up on my travels through webland. You'll need ...
- Flat file.
- Pen or paint.
- Pin vice drill and bit.
Then, using your flat file, round of the prongs so that they're the same thickness as your drill bit. It's best to have the bit handy so you can compare it against the prongs as you file.
Next up, size up the position of the model on the base and then mark it with you pen or paint.
Then simply drill the holes out making sure that after you've drilled the first, you double check the position of the second hole using the model.
Once you've got your holes done, put a bit of superglue on the prongs and mount the model on the base.
And there you have it, a simple way of pinning metal models to solid bases without using bits of wire, with a minimum of drilling, and the whole process takes about two minutes from first clip to glueing. Hope you found it useful guys.